Jumat, 16 September 2011
Danger in Mikrolet
That is one of the sad things of using public transportation here in Jakarta. We need to protect our self and can't count on other people for their help. For you who has no idea about mikrolet here are the pictures
As you can see, passenger will find it hard to find an easy get out once already sitting inside. If the bad guys are more than just one person, they will all sit near the door to ensure that nobody getting out.
Usually I prefer to sit next to the driver. But even this way is not going to guarantee my safety 100%. Sometimes beggars jumps to the mikrolet and insist on passenger sitting on the front to give them money. And not to mention that we have to stand to hear nasty words from the driver that could end up with harassment.
other tips, don't take empty mikrolet with dark windshield. Mikrolet usually passing quiet streets near housing residents so it does have high risk for us to get mugged.
The problem is when we are in a hurry, big chances we are not going to pay any attention to the above. Even if we have tried so hard not to attract attention like not wearing jeweleries or using gadgets and such, we are still have risk to be another victim.
We need to be more extra careful and yeah, pray a lot.